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Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization

Design and simulate the future

Design and simulate the future

Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization

by Ken Karakotsios
Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization
Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization
Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization

What is it about?

Design and simulate the future! How will you deal with climate change, feeding a growing population, and diminishing resources? Can you solve these and improve our quality of life - health, crime, education, and income? Footprint USA is more than a game - it is a holistic simulation of the interrelated factors that define life in the United States, informed by gigabytes of real-world data and presented via beautiful visualizations.

Footprint USA: Building a sustainable future through simulation & visualization

App Details

Version
1.0.5
Rating
(5)
Size
189Mb
Genre
Reference Education
Last updated
July 25, 2013
Release date
April 26, 2013
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App Store Description

Design and simulate the future! How will you deal with climate change, feeding a growing population, and diminishing resources? Can you solve these and improve our quality of life - health, crime, education, and income? Footprint USA is more than a game - it is a holistic simulation of the interrelated factors that define life in the United States, informed by gigabytes of real-world data and presented via beautiful visualizations.

Footprint USA is is designed to empower us individually, and as a society, to make more informed decisions by:

* Integrating the major systems we interact with in our daily lives,
such as energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and education

* Simulating, in just a few seconds, the long-term consequences of changes
in our behavior- consequences such as health, crime, waste and free time.

* Visualizing the insights and beauty in the data describing our lives

* Democratizing this experience through an interactive iPad application.

* Seeding learning and action by providing the data and links that
allow you to dive deep and follow your curiosity.


Footprint USA features:

* An interactive guide that takes you through all the data, visualizations, and simulation models.

* Scale-independent maps that allow you to enjoy all the pixels on your retina display.
Looks and works great on non-retina displays too.

* Data snapshots for every region, from the US-level down to cities,
for hundreds of data dimensions.

* The Footprint Score analyzes any location, telling you how it rates on
sustainability and quality of life.

* Flow visualizations reveal what we use and what we do in beautiful detail.

* The "What If?" simulation engine empowers you to explore
a future of your own design, with over 80 parameters that y
ou can explore in infinite combinations.


What kind of future would you like to create?

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